Q: Does the Alaska Railroad offer a one day round trip to Denali and back to Anchorage?
A: The Alaska Railroad does not offer a round trip train service to Denali. The one way trip is 8 hours long, departing Anchorage at 8:00am and arriving at 4:00pm. The train returns the following day, departing Denali at 12:25pm and arriving back in Anchorage about 8:00pm. You can take a round trip train from Anchorage to Talkeetna, which is on the south side of Denali Park and an excellent location to see Mt. McKinley if the weather is clear. See our blog for information on a great day trip to Talkeetna!